Accession Number:

AD0779386

Title:

Design and Test of an Air Cushion Field Dolly for UH/AH Helicopters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The air cushion field dolly is an air-supported dolly without forward propulsion. Tests indicated that the dolly operated as intended up to helicopter gross weights of 7500 pounds. At helicopter gross weights above 7500 pounds the dolly operated satisfactorily on smooth ground, but required excessive drawbar pull on rough terrain. Although the dolly was capable of performing the desired mission, it was considered that it was too large and too complicated, relatively, for troop use in a forward area.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE